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Affect of Coronavirus COVID-19 on COVEY services

7 January 2021

We continue to follow Scottish Government advice and again have suspended any face to face support to our families and young people that had been taking place. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our processes accordingly.

Please view our report on the impact we have made during the COVIDS pandemic.

3 September 2020

We have updated our policies and risk assessments in line with physical distancing measures and copies of these are available through the office. These are Physical Distancing Policy, COVID 19 Face to Face risk assessment and COVID 19 Visits and Deliveries risk assessment.

We are now also operating a Track and Trace system to monitor face to face outings/meetings, including those taking place outdoors. This will ensure that we have an accurate, up-to-date record in the event of a confirmed case of COVID (whilst also following NHS track and trace systems).

8 August 2020

Zoom groups are now operating for our young people who previously received group support. The team continue to learn how best to deliver these as we continue to develop our approach.

Our volunteers continue to support both our young people and the team and we continue to be amazed at the inventiveness of this support.

Parent/carers support has continued remotely and they have noted this has not only been their only consistent support during this time, but has also been invaluable to maintaining positivity and hope within their lives.

26 May 2020

We have changed the way we provide support. Staff are working hard to provide emotional and practical support via our projects, linking with other appropriate professionals to support person-centred care plans. This support is being carried out virtually and through telephone calls.

Our volunteers continue to be stars, also keeping in touch with young people and have found creative ways to do this.

25 March 2020

The COVEY office is now closed, and all staff are now working from home.

We are working as normal and staff can be contacted via email at

All outings and groups planned to take place have been suspended.

This decision will be reviewed as the situation changes regularly.

9 March 2020

Like other organisations throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, COVEY is making preparations for the impact of Coronavirus.

In the past few days we have received enquiries about whether our service will continue.

As of this date our projects and our services continue as normal.

In our office we are following NHS Inform and Scottish Government advice about how to reduce the risk of catching the infection.

We are ensuring this advice is shared with our staff, and would urge anyone reading this message to also consult this guidance.

In the longer term it is likely that the virus could have an effect on staff and volunteer absences at COVEY, and this in turn may have an impact on our activities and services.

If this happens, there is a possibility that we may have to reduce, cancel or suspend some of our key activities and services.

We will continue to monitor this and will update this message if and when the situation changes.

Our response will be evidence-based and proportionate, and informed by the latest available public health guidance.

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